November 18 - January 9
30 E. Lake St., 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College presents
Faheem Majeed: Practice / Communal / Aesthetic.
Faheem Majeed is an artist, administrator and community builder. Many of the materials that comprise the sculptural works on view are constructed from literal building materials, while the prints reference the artwork and influence of Majeed’s mentor, institution builder Margaret Burroughs.
In many ways, Practice / Communal / Aesthetic builds bridges between Majeed’s studio practice and his role as an educator. Throughout the course of the exhibition, Majeed will serve as an informal mentor to a cohort of Harold Washington College students in a collaborative project which serves as an extension of his forthcoming solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Likewise, Majeed’s performative hospitality is not only embedded throughout the exhibition, but built into the opening reception, where a smorgasbord will set the literal table for one-on-one interaction and the cultivation of shared experiences so foundational to his practice.
Faheem Majeed blends his unique experience as a non-profit administrator, curator and artist to create works that focus on institutional critique and exhibitions that leverage collaboration to engage his immediate, and the broader community, in meaningful dialogue. Faheem Majeed is associate director and faculty of University of Illinois at Chicago’s School Art & Art History.
Curated by Thea Liberty Nichols.